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Medical College of Wisconsin vs. UW Madison

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by wiki23, Apr 6, 2007.

  1. wiki23

    wiki23 Junior Member 2+ Year Member

    Jun 19, 2006

    So I am in an amazing situation...

    I have a full tuition scholarship to the Medical College of Wisconsin and a half tuition scholarship at UW-Madison.

    I know that Madison is ranked higher than MCW, but it would cost an additional $50,000 to go there.

    Any thoughts?? I am also accepted to Vanderbilt and waitlisted at UCSF, UCLA, Duke, and Penn. Financial aid is a huge factor for me.

    Thanks for you help!
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  3. sotired

    sotired sotired 2+ Year Member

    Jul 29, 2006
    Go UCSF!

  4. tdd340

    tdd340 Assistant to the sensei 10+ Year Member

    Jun 25, 2005
    Between MCW and UW-Madison I think I would choose MCW with no debt in a pretty easy decision. MCW is a great school and is only on the rise. Yes UW-Madison is ranked a little higher but they are not in that ultra elite category that gives you that wow factor. Now if UCSF, Duke, or Penn come calling I might have to reconsider. Those are the kind of places that with a name alone get someone a second look. No matter where you go if you excel then you will have no problem getting the type of residency you want. Congrats on the success and good luck wherever you choose.
  5. notdeadyet

    notdeadyet Still in California Moderator 10+ Year Member

    Jul 23, 2004
    Agreed. I'd only take on debt like that if one school completely blew the other away, and that doesn't seem to be the case for you.
  6. 45408

    45408 aw buddy 7+ Year Member

    Jun 13, 2004
    Just curious, what was the full-tuition offered for by MCW? you can refrain if you want, but I'm a student here, and I've never heard of a full ride. I know of a 50% scholarship, and I think that was for ethnic reasons...

    Anyways, I picked MCW over UWisc, even though UW would have been $40,000 cheaper for me. I didn't like the 16 weeks of away rotations that UW required, and I didn't really want to live in Madison, because both my family and my wife's family are right here in Milwaukee. Lastly, I just had a better feeling about being here than UW.
  7. Ebben


    Aug 3, 2014
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    I guess this applies to me, too. I currently live in Milwaukee w/ my husband and don't really want to move to Madison. The MCW is a little more expensive compared to UW Madison, right, but at least I won't be paying rent.
  8. Uhm... Ebben, this was from seven years ago. Awkward...
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  9. Ebben


    Aug 3, 2014
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    I know, right... I used the keywords "mcw" "uw-madison" to search for related forums and found this one, that's why
  10. NervousNerd

    NervousNerd 2+ Year Member

    May 22, 2013
    You got into Vanderbilt too? Damn son I'd be going to Tennessee
    Cyberdyne 101 likes this.
  11. ace12345

    ace12345 2+ Year Member

    Jun 7, 2012
    Well considering the OP very well may be finishing their residency at this point, I'm not sure there is still time to make the switch.
  12. NervousNerd

    NervousNerd 2+ Year Member

    May 22, 2013
    Dual MD's aren't s thing yet? Shame
  13. Cyberdyne 101

    Cyberdyne 101 It's a dry heat Gold Donor Classifieds Approved 2+ Year Member

    Sep 16, 2013
    Under the Bay Bridge
    You may want to create a new thread in the school-specific forum (in case you already haven't). Also, check the school-specific threads for MCW and UW-Madison.

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